Earlier this year, I started filming a series of video tutorials for specific trick shots, most that I haven’t previously posted. I haven’t really found a great way to fit them into the format of my site, but I wanted to highlight them here. I send these videos out via my email list, so if […]

This week, I got to be the billiards technical advisor during the filming of Fresh Off The Boat! It came together real fast with the director calling me the week beforehand and I was glad I wasn’t busy. I got to coach Randall Park, who plays Louis Huang, and Angelique Cabral, who plays Tony, on […]

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Everyone loves jump shots and it’s one of the first things people think about when they hear “trick shots.” Elevating the cue stick and driving the cue ball into the slate will get it airborne. Here are seven easy jump shots with video instructions for each of them. This is an optical illusion kind of […]

Stroke shots aren’t as straightforward to define as some of the other trick shot disciplines. Speed control shots are most prevalent here though as well as jump-draw shots and frozen cue ball stroke shots where you have to shoot the cue ball into a frozen ball. Here are seven easy stroke pool trick shots with […]

Bank and kick shots are neat because the balls hit the cushions and traverse the table before going in the pocket. By their nature, though, the shots will be dependent on the table you are playing on and could require some adjustments. Here are video tutorials for seven easy bank and kick trick shots. The […]

Most players are probably used to seeing the cue ball roll forward after contacting an object ball. In most cases, it’s the normal roll of the cue ball, but you can also apply additional spin to get the cue ball to dance a little bit more. Here are seven easy follow trick shots to try […]

Learning how to put backspin on the cue ball can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding skills for a novice pool player. Putting that to use in a trick shot definitely ramps up the enjoyment of the game further. Here are video tutorials for seven beginner draw trick shots. This is a very […]

These Special Arts trick shots will introduce you to skills you won’t use in your typical games of pool. These help separate a trick shot artist from a regular old pool player. For me, this makes the sport more fun and interesting. Hope you’ll like these too. The first Special Arts shot is a push […]

These beginner trick shots are part of the Artistic Cup program, a great avenue for novice players to get started in competitive artistic pool. Here I provide you the diagram so you can get a feel for the shot and a link to a video tutorial where I will walk you through, step-by-step, the setup, […]